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Photographs

Series consists of graphic materials concerning Sorensen and her family members and their experiences before, during and after the Second World War. Records include original and copied photographs and negatives. Many of the original materials remain in the custody of Sorensen or her sister, Elenore. Although some of the exact dates are unknown, the known dates of items in this series range from ca. 1921 to 2006.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Currency

Series consists of 3 pieces of paper currency. The pieces of currency include a 1 krone scrip from Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp, a 10 krone scrip from Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp, and a 1 Zilverbon Groot Een Gulden note.

Publications and writings

Series consists of a second edition copy of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or Diary of a Young Girl; the memoir Adolescence Lost, written by Carla Benninga; a thank you card; “Ever Stitch a Memory” notes and photo; a photocopy of a newspaper article; two photocopies regarding a Holocaust exhibition; copies of testimonies; current writings by Sorensen; and translations provided by Sorensen.

Correspondence

Series consists of records generated by the correspondence between Sorensen and family members, as well as emails between Sorensen and individuals from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Records include handwritten and typed letters, postcards, and emails. The letters and postcards were primarily typewritten on a typewriter, with two postcards being handwritten. The series includes an envelope addressed to Loesje Stein.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Family records

Series consists of records pertaining to several family members of Sorensen. Included is a photocopy of a copy of an original document announcing the death of Sorensen’s great-grandfather, Mozes van Dam; an original notice of registration from the American Consulate in Rotterdam, Netherlands; an official identity card for Marianne Stein (née van Dam); forged identity cards used by Sorensen’s mother, Marianne Stein, and great aunt, Jansje van Dam; and original ration cards used to receive textiles and to buy food staples like potatoes, butter, bread, milk and meat.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Personal records

Series consists of textual and graphic materials relating directly to Sorensen. Records include a photocopy of an original document sent from Sorensen’s Montessori school, an original report card from Sorensen’s 1942/1943 year at Montessori school, and 3 original hand drawings done in pencil. The drawings were done by Sorensen when she was around 16 years old.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Louise Stein Sorensen fonds

  • CA VHEC RA024
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1921]-2019

Fonds consists of textual records, graphic materials, and artefacts relating to Louise Sorensen’s life in the Netherlands, some of which was spent in hiding. Many of the items are wartime records, including photographs and negatives, correspondence, paper currency, drawings, notice of registration, official and forged identity cards, and ration cards. Additionally, the fonds contains copies of Sorensen’s great-uncle’s daughter’s, Ans’, testimonies; several English translations of items provided by Sorensen; and a 1947 second edition of Anne Frank’s Het Achterhuis, or The Diary of a Young Girl, also known as the Diary of Anne Frank. The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into the following six series: Personal records, Family records, Photographs, Correspondence, Currency and Publications and writings.

Louise Stein Sorensen

Jack Gardner fonds

  • CA VHEC RA025
  • Fonds
  • [194-]–2001

Fonds consists of records generated as a result of Jack Gardner’s role in the Red Army, his medical leave, his residency in the Foehrenwald displaced persons camp, immigration to North America and his advocacy work in restoring Jewish cemeteries and mass graves in Sambir, L’viv Oblast, Ukraine. Records include correspondence, identification, permits, licenses, certificates, legal documents and clippings.

Gardner, Jack

Sonner family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-2007

Collection consists of vital records, administrative documents, original drawings, publications, educational certificates, academic papers, photographs, correspondence, letters of reference and audio-visual testimony relating to the life and work of Eric and Rose Sonner. Records detail the vital statistics, career history, education, travels and emigration efforts of the family from the late 1940s until the mid-2000s. Collection has been arranged into the following series: Terezín (1942–1945); Prague (1946–1949); Academic works (horticulture) (1947–1950); Correspondence and ephemera (1949–2000); Vital statistics records (Canada) (1949–2007); Eric Sonner testimony ([194-]–[before 2009]); and Photographs ([192-], 2016).

Sonner family

Family papers

Series is comprised of records documenting the pre- and post-war personal, educational and employment activities of members of the Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family. These include birth certificates, school report cards, salary letters, war benefits documentation, a deposition and theatre poster.

Correspondence

Series is comprised of notes, postcards and letters sent or received by the Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family in Hungary. Postcards from Roza and Sandor represent the last communication sent to their family before their deportations to Auschwitz.

Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs kept by Ilona Mermelstein in Hungary and Vancouver. These depict people, places and events related to her parents and grandparents.

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA034
  • Fonds
  • 1900–[after 1990]

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, family records and photographs created and/or kept by members of the Pollák, Deneberger and Kiss family, a Jewish family living in Tápiószele, Hungary during the Second World War.

Pollák, Deneberger, Kiss family

Alexander and Gina Dimant fonds

  • CA VHEC RA016
  • Fonds
  • [1920?]–2019

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, identity and personal documents, society registration documents, minutes, clippings, memorabilia and ephemera created or collected by Alexander and Gina Dimant in Poland, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Italy and Canada. Records pertain to their family history, work, school, and social and volunteer activities prior to and after the Second World War.

Records have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1941–2019), Photographs ([1920?]–[2016], Personal records (1938–2013), Artefacts (1940–[before 1948], 1997), Clippings and ephemera ([after 1942]–2016) and Janusz Korczak Association of Canada records (2001–2008).

Dimant family

EAL Learning Material Collection

  • VCCL C-01
  • Collection
  • 1985 - 2019

This collection consists of learning materials published by Vancouver Community College for use in multiple departments of the English as an Additional Language Area (EAL/ESL). These materials were authored by VCC instructors.

Vancouver Community College

ESL Outreach Department fonds

  • VCCL F-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978 - 2014

The fonds consists of class schedules, learning materials, promotional materials, memoranda, policies, guides, handbooks, newsletters, photographs, and reports from the ESL Outreach Department.

Vancouver Community College. ESL Outreach Department

Education Council fonds

  • VCCL F-01
  • Fonds
  • 1994 - 2017

The fonds consists of program content guides and minutes from the Education Council and the Council of Educational Managers meetings.

Vancouver Community College. Education Council

Fashion Arts Department Fonds

  • VCCL F-34
  • Fonds
  • 1989-2012

This fonds consists of video recordings of student fashion shows

Vancouver Community College. Fashion Arts Department

Management Group fonds

  • VCCL F-07
  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2010

The fonds consists of meeting minutes from the Management Group.

Vancouver Community College. Management Group

VP Academic Office fonds

  • VCCL F-30
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2015

This fonds consists of planning documents, program proposals, program evaluations, committee meeting minutes, performance appraisals, and reports

Vancouver Community College. VP Academic Office

Vancouver City College fonds

  • VCCL F-29
  • Fonds
  • 1949 - 2001

The fonds consists of meeting minutes, reports, finances, directories, course descriptions, and registration directions and time schedules.

Vancouver City College

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